Kshitij is the annual techno-management fest of IIT Kharagpur, with a total participation of over 70,000 and Rs 65 lac offered as prize money, will see its fourteenth edition held from 27th January to 29th January, 2017.
Kshitij organizes around 40 wide ranging events encompassing every genre of technology and management with the aim to infuse a scientific and rational temperament in the young minds. It aims to provide an opportunity to
young talents to compete and excel in fields fields like coding, hardware designing, business planning,
aeromodelling and marketing.
The previous editions comprised of workshops from trendsetters like Google, Microsoft, Jaguar, Texas Instruments, IBM, Deloitte on trending topics such as Computational advertising, Intelligent green building design, Cognitive Computing, to name a few.
Kshitij also witnessed guest lectures from eminent personalities around the world like Mr. Carlo
Cottarelli (Executive Director, IMF), Mr. Shoojit Sircar (A critically acclaimed director), Mr. Jimmy
Wales(Co-Founder of WikiPedia), Mr. Naseeruddin Shah(A prestigious luminary of Indian Cinema) and
Mr.Anthony James Leggett (Nobel prize in Physics).
Exhibition of cutting edge technologies from all over the world like Thought Controlled Prosthesis (Helps amputees to control an artificial limb) from Sweden, Wall E Bot (Based on Pixar’s animated character Wall E) from Bangladesh, Manav (India’s first 3D printed humanoid robot), Jinnbot and Kitty from Switzerland, Xombie from Malaysia are the major aspects of the fest.
The patronage that Kshitij has gained by UNESCO and Make in India is also a testimonial of the social
impact that has been created by it. According to the previous year’s statistics, the official website of
Kshitij, www.ktj.in, was the largest student run website in the world, with as much as 8 million clicks in a
Kshitij takes up initiatives to play its part in contributing towards the society. The social initiatives
taken up in the last edition were the Digital India Summit in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s
vision, and Sankalp, an initiative to eradicate child malnutrition taken up in collaboration with UNICEF.
Workshops are conducted all over the country to help the participants gain hand-on experience and enhance their technical skills. Important links
Participate – http://www.ktj.in/#ktj/Home
Events – http://www.ktj.in/#ktj/Events
Initiatives – http://www.ktj.in/#ktj/Initiat
Exhibitions – http://www.ktj.in/#ktj/Exhibit
Workshops – http://www.ktj.in/#ktj/Worksho
Guests – http://www.ktj.in/#ktj/Guests
Megashows – http://www.ktj.in/#ktj/Megasho
GMUN – http://www.ktj.in/#ktj/GMUN
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